CEO: Rick Dreiling
Average hourly worker wage: $7.67
CEO’s hourly compensation: $7,720 (1,007 times the average worker wage)
Overtime to CEO pay: 3.15 months
The sluggish economy has been good to Dollar General, which has seen its profits grow as big-box retailers like Walmart and Target lose steam. The company reported a 15 percent earnings increase in the second quarter of 2013. Dollar General also saw an increase in customers, who bought more per visit.
But like its big-box rivals, Dollar General hasn’t escaped the scrutiny of fair-wage advocates. Ralph Nader recently wrote Mr. Reiling a letter calling the company’s treatment of its workers “shameful” and encouraging him to increase wages.